Downloadable Documents

About VOA, Powel Crosley, Jr., WLW Radio, Early Radio, Amateur Radio, and the Gray History of Wireless Collection.

Cincinnati Museums

First check their website for hours of operation and CV-19 status prior to visiting.

Museums of Greater Cincinnati Directory

Museums of Greater Cincinnati Poster 24 inch X 36 inch B&W

Voice of America

Visiting VOA Museum - Attractions and Accommodations PDF

Visiting VOA Museum - Attractions and Accommodations PDF

50 Years of Broadcasting (VOA) by Dave Snyder, 1.8 Meg, PDF

200 kW HF transmitters at VOA Bethany Relay Station, 6.2 Meg, PDF

Narrative of History of VOA Bethany 132 k, PDF

Significant Dates for VOA Bethany Station by Dave Snyder  77 k, PDF

US Information Agency - VOA Bethany Relay Station 1998  8.3 Meg. PDF

USCGC Courier (WTR-410) and The Voice of America by Sarah Lanzaro  5 Meg, PDF

USCGC Crew Member David H, K6JDH, Members page from QRZ (with permission)

Technical Pocket Guide for VOA Bethany  PDF

OWI 200 kW HF transmitters at Bethany Ohio, by Jim Rockwell  6 meg, PDF

Bethany Station Brochure by Charlie Stinger, Cartoons by Ralph Paterson 64 Meg, PDF

More VOA Bethany History by Dave Snyder  12 K, PDF  

VOA Today - 2018  85k, PDF

VOA Doubles Its Power - Greenville - NC 20 Meg, PDF

VOA Bethany Phantom Antenna (Dummy Load) 21 Meg, PDF

VOA Newspaper Dedication 09-23-1944  215 Meg, PDF

VOA Languages – Alphabetical  120 k, PDF

VOA Languages – Present to Past  140 k, PDF

National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting on Ham Talk Live Audio Only  Sept.. 2016  44:59
(Jay Adrick K8CJY, Joe Gruber WD8AZQ  and Gary West K8DEV)

USCGC Courier and the VOA on Ham Talk Live Audio Only (Lee Hite) Sept. 13, 2018   46:14

75th Anniversary on Ham Talk Live, Audio only, Melinda Zemper, Jocelyn Brault, Lee Hite, April 11, 2019, 50:42

VOA Bethany Final Crosley Transmitter Broadcast   (November 1, 1989) 622 Meg, WAV

Welcome to Bethany Relay Station  by; Dave Snyder  Part 1 & 2  16:08

Video America's Voice  17:18

Video VOA Legacy - An Era Begin  9:56
Narrated by Dave Snyder (last Bethany Plant Manager), Charles Stinger (former Bethany Plant Manger) and Paul Wiseman ( Bethany Maintenance Supervisor)

Video Part 1 of 5 Tour of Voice of America Transmitter Plant, Greenville, NC, YouTube  Nov. 2009  8:48

Video  USCGC Courier VOA News Reel 1953 narrated by Gregory Peck during the filming of The Guns of Navarone   YouTube 16:42

Video Voice of America Bethany (Mason) Ohio Relay Station tour by station manager  (David Sites, KC4QG)   April 24, 1992  21:41

Video Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting  By Jim Hawkins   August 28, 2012; 39:30

Video Voice of America Museum Special tour, July 31, 2013 by Amateur Featuring (Dave Snyder) 45:08

Video  Voice of America by Mr. Audio Sound Images 2:09 


Powel Crosley Jr.

Boombox by Powel Crosley Jr.  500 k, PDF

Cincinnati's Powel Crosley by J.M.Rice   55.5 Meg, PDF

Crosley Story by Don Bedwell, 25 Meg, PDF

Crosley Innovations List  30 k, PDF

Crosley Long Term Employees  700 k, PDF

Crosley 30 Years - Feb 1952  800 k, PDF

Crosley Interview - Sept 1960  1.7 Meg, PDF

Crosley Radio List 110 k, PDF

How the Icyball Refrigerator Worked, 320 k, PDF

Icyball Refrigerator Instructions 250k, PDF

Merle Antony Tuve Discovered the ionosphere and worked on the Proximity Fuze

Radio and How it Works by Lew Currier 1945 For the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) 6.8 Meg, PDF

The Crosley Story by Jack Gray 14.5 Meg, PDF

This is the Crosley Broadcasting Corp 11.5 Meg, PDF

Simplicity of Radio by Powel Crosley, Jr.  The Blue Book of Radio, 2 Meg, PDF

Video Radio Proximity Fuze

Video Rusty McClure on Powel Crosley and WWII

 WLW Radio

A Trip Through WLW  8.9 Meg, PDF

WLW 500 KW transmitter Manual 28 Meg, PDF

WLW 500 KW Transmitter Operating Logs 5 Meg, PDF

WLW 500 KW Overall Schematic   147 Meg, PDF

WLW Power Increase Test from 50 KW to 500 KW Jan 4 1934  12.5 Meg, PDF

WLW Crosley's 40 years of Service 1922-1962  4 Meg, PDF

WLW - The Crosley Radio Corporation Photographic History Album by Charlie Stinger  21 Meg, PDF

WLW 500 kW History by Clyde Haehnle 7.3 Meg, PDF

WLW 500 kW Article by Joe Chambers March 1934  1.3 Meg, PDF

WLW_IRE Article1934  5 Meg, PDF

WLW History Article - April 1947 Newspaper article, 1.2 Meg, PDF

R.J. Rockwell and His Cathanode Rig 710 k, PDF

Video WLW Super-Power Transmitter Tour from 1985 Recorded on December 9, 1985 by Art Vuolo, Jr. and  Randy Michaels

Video Video History of the Magnetic Tape Recorder  YouTube

Video WLW's 500,000 watt Transmitter tour by Jay Adrick K8CJY and Geoff Mendenhall - W8GNM thru Randy Hall, K7AGE, YouTube  31:43

Video WLW AM Transmitter Tour 1997, by Jim Hawkins - WA2WHV Chief Engineer: Paul Jellison


Early Radio

Alfred Carlton Gilbert: An Unsung Radio Pioneer by James O'Neal    500 k, PDF

Directory of Broadcast Receivers 1921-1930 from Vintage Radio by Morgan E McMahon 3rd Edition  4.3 Meg, PDF

How Spark Transmitters Work by Dave Snyder   28 Meg, PDF

How Time Balls Worked (See page 12 explaining how the 
Nation Weather Service began in Cincinnati because of telegraphy) 3.6 Meg, PDF

Radio aboard the RMS Titanic by Fred Archibals VE1FA  3.6 Meg, PDF

What's in a Name? Radio? by Lee Hite


West Chester Amateur Radio Station WC8VOA

WC8VOA Amateur Radio Station about Ham Radio in disasters, WCPO Cincinnati (Joe Molter) Sept 13, 2018 2:03

Gray History of Wireless

Bits of Wireless History from The Gray History of Wireless Collection by Jack Gray   14.7 Meg, PDF

 Wireless Stations Early 1900s - Gray History of Wireless Collection     7 Meg, PDF



Kite Flying at the Museum

PIGS Aloft Kite Club- (People Interested in Getting Stuff Aloft)   Monthly kite flying On the Green at the VOA Museum    Second Sunday, Noon - 4 PM On the Green at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting